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Chris Christie has realized that Barack Obama is about to get reeeeeeelected.
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Locally the (sigh) anti-fluoride people cleared another hurdle to put good dental health to a public vote. VOTE "NO" ON HEALTHY GUMS!!

No kidding, these people are the worst. Wish they'd go back to decrying the staged moon landing and vaccines.
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More bias garbage form the anti-science, pro-special interest, children hating, bullshitter brigade. Frankly, adding poison to public drinking water shouldn't even be up for any vote whatsoever in a sane society.

Harvard Study – Published in National Institute of Health Journal finds fluoride lowers children’s IQ:
http://www.hsph.harvard.edu/news/features/…

"The average loss was only half of one IQ point, but some studies suggested that even slightly increased fluoride exposure could be toxic to the brain. Thus, children in high-fluoride areas had significantly lower IQ scores than those who lived in low-fluoride
areas. The children studied were up to 14 years of age, but the investigators speculate that any toxic effect on brain development may have happened earlier, and that the brain may not be fully capable of
compensating for the toxicity."

2006 National Academy of Science reviews the scientific studies which have been performed on fluoride, and concludes: "It is apparent that fluorides have the ability to interfere with the functions of the brain and the body by direct and indirect means." (bottom of page
222). - http://www.actionpa.org/fluoride/nrc/NRC-2…

A list of studies finding association between fluoride and reduced IQ from countries that don't have a vested political and financial interest in fluoridating their water (the practice is banned in most countries): http://www.fluoridealert.org/studies/brain…

PhD fetal pathologistDr. Vyvyan Howard, who is a professor of developmental toxico-pathology at the University of Liverpool and University of Ulster, president of the International Society of Doctors for the Environment and former president of the Royal Microscopical Society and the International Society for Stereology, and general editor of the Journal of Microscopy – said in a 2008 Canadian television interview that studies done in several countries show that children’s IQ are likely to be lower in high natural water
fluoride areas.

He said that these studies are plausible because fluoride is known to affect the thyroid hormone which affects intelligence and fluoride is also a known neurotoxicant. Such studies have not been conducted in
countries that artificially fluoridate the water such as the US, UK and Canada, but should be, he said.

http://www.ctvnews.ca/experts-disagree-on-…